Aston Villa v Liverpool: What the stats say

football13 May 2024 07:47| © AFP

Aston Villa have won just one and lost 10 (D1) of their last 12 Premier League games against Liverpool, beating them 7-2 at Villa Park in October 2020. Catch the action live on SuperSport at 9pm CAT on Monday.

Liverpool have won more Premier League away games against Aston Villa than they have v any other opponent (16), while only against Newcastle and West Ham (35 each) do they have more wins overall than against Villa in the competition (33).

The last four meetings between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in all competitions has seen the scoring opened within the first five minutes of the match, with both sides doing so twice.

No fixture in Premier League history has been won by the away side more often than Aston Villa v Liverpool, with 22 of the 57 meetings between them being away wins.

Since their return to the Premier League in 2019, Aston Villa have won their final home game in three of their four seasons, with the exception being a 1-1 draw with Burnley in 2021-22.

Liverpool have only lost their final away league game in one of their eight previous seasons under Jürgen Klopp (W5 D2), going down 1-0 at Chelsea in 2017-18.

Aston Villa lost 1-0 against Brighton last time out, but haven’t lost consecutive Premier League games since May last year (1-0 v Manchester United and Wolves).

Liverpool have only lost one of their last 26 Premier League games in May (W19 D6) and are unbeaten in their last 18 since a 1-0 loss at Chelsea in 2018 (W15 D3).

Only against Brighton (6) has Ollie Watkins scored more Premier League goals than he has against Liverpool (5). His next goal will be his 20th in the league this season – the last Aston Villa player to score 20+ in a top-flight campaign was Peter Withe in 1980-81 (20).

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has both scored and assisted in four different Premier League games this season, with only Cole Palmer doing so more often (5). He’s done it 31 times overall in the Premier League, with only Wayne Rooney (36) and Thierry Henry (32) doing so more.